1st Match (N), Sydney, December 19, 2017, Big Bash League
(20 ov, T:150) 150/5

Thunder won by 5 wickets

Sixers Innings
Thunder Innings
Match Details
Sydney Sixers  (20 ovs maximum)
Jason Roy c Gibson b McClenaghan25-0040.00
Daniel Hughes c sub (N McAndrew) b Fawad Ahmed2927-12107.40
Nic Maddinson lbw b Fawad Ahmed3121-42147.61
Moises Henriques (c)c Watson b Nair1311-01118.18
Sam Billings run out (McClenaghan/†Buttler)3221-21152.38
Johan Botha lbw b Nair03-000.00
Peter Nevill c †Buttler b Fekete1315-1086.66
Steve O'Keefe c Green b McClenaghan1914-30135.71
Sean Abbott run out (†Buttler/Green)74-10175.00
Daniel Sams not out 00-00-
Extras(nb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.45)149/9
Did not bat: Doug Bollinger 
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jason Roy, 2.2 ov), 2-55 (Nic Maddinson, 6.3 ov), 3-74 (Moises Henriques, 9.3 ov), 4-77 (Daniel Hughes, 10.5 ov), 5-79 (Johan Botha, 11.4 ov), 6-116 (Peter Nevill, 16.1 ov), 7-139 (Sam Billings, 18.2 ov), 8-144 (Steve O'Keefe, 19.4 ov), 9-149 (Sean Abbott, 19.6 ov)
Chris Green3032010.6653200
Andrew Fekete403719.2583111
16.1 to PM Nevill, Fekete returns and has Nevill nicking behind. Back of a length and rears up outside off, Nevill flashes and feathers it to Buttler, who scoops his arms above the shoulder and catches it. Nevill never really got going. 116/6
Mitchell McClenaghan402526.25122110
2.2 to JJ Roy, McClenaghan has Roy spooning a catch to cover point. Good length, angling away, and seaming away outside off. Roy attempts a leg-side flick despite being squared up. Instead, he leading-edges it to Gibson. A distraught Roy inspects the pitch and trots off. England players continue to have a wretched time in Australia. 16/1
19.4 to SNJ O'Keefe, Green judges it well and takes the catch smartly at the edge of the short wide long-on boundary. Dug in shorter outside off, rushes the batsman for pace. He splices the pull to Green. Wicket no. 2 for Mitch McClenaghan on BBL debut. 144/8
Shane Watson1015015.0022100
Fawad Ahmed411122.75130000
6.3 to NJ Maddinson, Fawad arrives and breaks the promising stand. This was the turning legbreak, pitches on off and middle and breaks back in, coaxing the batsman to play around his front pad and miss the ball. The leg stump is under threat and Maddinson is gone. 55/2
10.5 to DP Hughes, Thunder have their man now. Fawad has Hughes holing out to long-off. Good length on off, not much turn, Hughes stays leg-side of the ball and aims to loft it over the man in the deep. He does not middle it and winds up chipping a catch to the sub fielder. 77/4
Arjun Nair402927.25102100
9.3 to MC Henriques, Henriques targets the midwicket boundary, again, this time with a slog sweep. But Nair gets it to break in and bounce and foil the shot. He skies it in the air. Watson and the keeper converge behind the wicket. The Thunder captain calls for it and snaffles the top edge. 74/3
11.4 to J Botha, Nair sends back Botha for a duck. Full, turning offbreak, sharp spin for Nair. Botha plays across the line and misses it by a long way. He has been pinned plumb in front. 79/5
Sydney Thunder  (T: 150 runs from 20 ovs)
Kurtis Patterson  b Sams2937-2078.37
Jos Buttler c & b Sams03-000.00
Shane Watson (c)c Henriques b Sams7746-66167.39
Ben Rohrer c Henriques b Botha76-10116.66
Ryan Gibson c O'Keefe b Sams817-0047.05
Arjun Nair not out 126-20200.00
Aiden Blizzard not out 117-20157.14
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 3)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.50)150/5
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jos Buttler, 0.6 ov), 2-76 (Kurtis Patterson, 11.1 ov), 3-85 (Ben Rohrer, 12.4 ov), 4-126 (Ryan Gibson, 17.4 ov), 5-126 (Shane Watson, 17.5 ov)
Daniel Sams401443.50172010
0.6 to JC Buttler, Sams strikes in his first over on T20 debut! And what a wicket that is: Jos Buttler. Good change-up, this. Offcutter, good length, bounces and sticks in the surface. Buttler chips it into the night sky. The bowler himself settles under it. 1/1
11.1 to KR Patterson, Sams returns and breaches through the defences of Paterson. Slower cutter, breaks back in sharply, storms through the gate. Pitches outside off and hits the top of leg stump - that was how special it was. 76/2
17.4 to RJ Gibson, O'Keefe runs in from long leg, dives forward, and holds onto this top edge. Rushing short ball on middle, Gibson's scratchy innings ends. He hooks but only skies it to O'Keefe. 126/4
17.5 to SR Watson, What a debut this is turning out to be for Sams! Two in two this over, including the big scalp of Watson. Back of a length and angling across off, Watson punches crisply but picks out Henriques at cover. 126/5
Steve O'Keefe402907.2582101
Doug Bollinger403508.7592211
Sean Abbott403909.7565110
Johan Botha403218.0092200
12.4 to BJ Rohrer, Good drop in pace, a bit more overspin. Roher aims to clip it away on the leg side against the break. But he is nowhere close to the pitch and closes the face of the bat early. He winds up scooping a leading edge to short cover. 85/3
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TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Match days19 December 2017 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams
Gerard Abood
Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
Tony Wilds
Reserve Umpire
Ben Treloar
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Thunder 2, Sydney Sixers 0
  • Sydney Sixers innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sydney Sixers: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 1
  • Sydney Sixers: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 1
  • Innings Break: Sydney Sixers - 149/9 in 20.0 overs (DR Sams 0)
  • Sydney Thunder innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 37 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Sydney Thunder: 50 runs in 7.5 overs (48 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (KR Patterson 21, SR Watson 26, Ex 3)
  • SR Watson: 50 off 34 balls (4 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Sydney Thunder: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 4
  • Sydney Thunder: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (122 balls), Extras 6
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